India is poised to host the 71st Miss World pageant, marking the event’s return after a 28-year hiatus, as announced by the organizers. The official Miss World page shared the news on Twitter, quoting Chairman Julia Morley, “Excitement fills the air as we proudly announce India as the host country for Miss World. A celebration of beauty, diversity, and empowerment awaits.”
The last time India hosted the pageant was in 1996 in Bengaluru. The event will take place between February 18 and March 9, with venues including the G-20 site, Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi, and Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai.
The opening ceremony and welcoming gala will be held on February 20, and the global finale is scheduled for March 9 in Mumbai. Julia Morley expressed her honor in returning to India and showcasing the nation to the world, emphasizing that Miss World is more than just a one-day event but a month-long festival celebrating female achievement.
Each contestant will have a personal media channel on MissWorld.com, showcasing their qualities. The event will include various competitions such as World Top Designer Award, Miss World Top Model, Miss World Sports Challenge, and more. Endemol Shine India is producing the 71st Miss World Final, set to be telecast live on March 9 from the Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai.